Re: Adult knots - Scout awards
Don Wells (Donald.Wells@EBAY.SUN.COM)
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 12:30:27 -0700
I know that I contributed to one of the more colorful topics of discussion,
I just wanted to relate something that happened to me not too long ago.
I was at a Scouting function and a Scouter walked up to me and pointed at the
Eagle square knot I had on my shirt and asked me how it felt to get that special
award. I told him that since I was the very first Eagle Scout in my family that
that award held a great deal of significance, and that that was one of the highe
points of my life. I wear my square knot with pride.
When my Scoutmaster, David High, died a year ago, I was asked to be a pall beare
at his funeral. As a matter of fact, all of the Eagles this man had while he was
Scoutmaster were asked to be a pall bearer, and to wear our Eagle ribbons. Three
us were able to make it from my old troop, and I was the only one to still have
ribbon. During the eulogy, the man giving it noted that the pall bearers were ma
up of Eagle Scouts who had earned this award under Davids tutelage. He said that
was proud to see that one of the men still had his Eagle ribbon and was wearing
At the graveside I was taken aside and told how happy the family was that at lea
one of the bearers still had his ribbon. With tears in my eyes I told how even t
I wasn't the best behaved Scout that David never gave up on me and that that was
of the main reasons for getting my Eagle.
I will always be proud of that award. For those of you who think people don't no
the knots you wear, in the past 2 months whereever I went with other Scouters ar
I have always been congradulated on my Eagle award. As a matter of fact, of the
so men in my WoodBadge troop, only 14 are Eagles plus 6 on the staff.
Wear that knot with pride.
Eagle - '74 Systems Technologist
ASM - Troop 41 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
ACM - Pack 41 Milpitas, CA
Ordeal - Pomponio Lodge #528 (408)276-4173
Brotherhood - Ohlone Lodge #63
Soon to be an animal(WE3-55-96)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City